Peter Moore is to step down as chief executive of Premier League football club Liverpool at the end of August, with managing director and chief commercial officer Billy Hogan to assume the role.
Moore will step down following three years in the role, which saw him oversee the club’s off-pitch business operations. Moore assumed the role in 2017 following spells at Sega, Reebok, Microsoft and EA. Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and the Premier League title during his time at the club.
Hogan (pictured) has more than 16 years of experience in the football and sports industries. In his new role as chief executive, he will continue to operate from the club’s London and Liverpool offices.
Hogan said: “On behalf of all our staff, partners and other stakeholders, I’d like to place on record our thanks to Peter for his leadership during the past three seasons and wish him well on his return to the US with his wife Debbie,” said Hogan.
“Having been privileged to work at this club for over eight years, it is truly an honour to take up the role of chief executive officer and continue with the great work that has been done to date across the entire organisation. I thank John (Henry, principal owner), Tom (Werner, chairman) and Mike (Gordon, president) for this opportunity to lead the business into the next phase of this exciting chapter.”
Matt Scammell has also joined Liverpool as the club’s new commercial director, having spent nine years at rival Manchester United. The Liverpool Echo newspaper reported that Scammell will report directly to Hogan.
Scammell joined United in 2011, initially working as the club’s sales director before becoming head of global sponsorship sales in 2017. He left the club in February.
Scammell said: “I’m looking forward to using my experience across sport and technology to enhance the great work already being done at the club.”
Martin Fitzgerald is stepping down as chief commercial officer at See Tickets after 18 years in the role.
He said in a LinkedIn post: “When I first joined See, or Way Ahead as it was formerly known, we were working out of a house in Nottingham City Centre. 18 years later, we have 14 offices around the world and have truly established ourselves as a market leader in ticketing technology, CRM, and bespoke client solutions.
“This growth has been testament to the dedication of the staff and the strength and cooperation of our clients. It’s a journey that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and I’m glad to have played a part in it. Now feels like the right time for a new challenge and, as one chapter ends, I’m excited about starting a new one.”
Lewis Wiltshire has taken up a new role as chief executive of Asian sports digital agency Mailman’s EMEA division.
Wiltshire also becomes chief executive of the agency’s Seven League subsidiary. Richard Ayers, founder and current chief executive of Seven League, will remain with the company as chairman.
Wiltshire will oversee Seven League’s consultancy arm, which provides strategic guidance for the likes of FIFA, UEFA, FC Barcelona, Juventus and the Green Bay Packers. Wiltshire formerly served as head of sport at Twitter and as editor of BBC Sport.
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